Category Archives: The Gingerbread Man 12-13

Thanksgiving Ideas!

Here are some activities I have in my Tpt store that will help you get through Thanksgiving. πŸ™‚

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 10.04.23 PMThere was an old lady who swallowed a pie has got to me one of my most favorite stories ever!! πŸ™‚

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And some after Thanksgiving activities that will begin on December 2nd in my classroom:

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Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 10.10.48 PMThe Mitten (3 leveled emergent readers)

Click on any of the images above to check them out. πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚

The Gingerbread Man

We are finally finished with our Gingerbread Man unit. πŸ™‚ My school was just named an IB world school, so as many of you know, everything we do needs to have an international or more worldly take on it.
Our Gingerbread Man unit is no exception–the GBM travels from country to country to learn about customs and celebrations from around the world. We are careful to stay away from holidays that we traditionally think of and focus more on traditions that happen in each of the countries we visit.

In Mexico, we learned about the art of tin work and we made our own “tin” art (using aluminum foil and permanent markers).




Many of the kids made Monarch Butterflies on their tin because we studied them earlier in the year. πŸ™‚

When we visited Israel, the children learned about mosaics and how they have been made in Israel for thousands of years.




You can visit my Teacher’s Pay Teachers store to purchase the unit for yourself. πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚

Checking in…

I’m still here, I promise!Β  We’ve been busy practicing for our “The Tale of the Gingerbread Man” production (from Heidi Songs) that will happen on Thursday night and haven’t had a second to do much else!Β  I’ll get back to blogging again regularly probably next week, but I wanted you to know where I was!


Tomorrow brings a day of creating gingerbread houses for 130 Kindergarten students = LOTS of graham crackers, icing, and candy!!Β  We will auction them off on Thursday evening during our performance to benefit a local homeless shelter.Β  Last year, we raised over $600 for our local Habitat for Humanity, so we are hoping to raise more this year! πŸ™‚

I’ll take some pictures of the houses we create as we make them tomorrow and post those asap. πŸ™‚


Kristen πŸ™‚

Gingerbread Addition Workmats

I’ve just created some gingerbread addition workmats to use during the gingerbread season! πŸ™‚Β  Included are 14 pages of manipulatives, a gingerbread house workmat, and 40 addition problem cards that your children can use to act addition problems on their workmat.Β  These would be awesome in a Math Work Station or for use in whole, small, or individual groups. πŸ™‚

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Click the picture above to learn more. πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚


The GBM-Wisconsin

The GBM disappeared again this year and ran straight to the cranberry bogs of Wisconsin. He left us this:

He told us to string the cranberries and hang them outside for the birds and squirrels, so we did:

You can get all of the ideas and the materials to go with this activity in my Gingerbread Man pack.

More about day 2 tomorrow!

Kristen πŸ™‚


The Mitten

One of the books we read in my Gingerbread unit is The Mitten.Β  I created a reader to go with that part of the unit:

This set includes 3 different emergent readers to fit three different levels of students!Β  You can click on the picture above to find out more information.

I’ll share some pictures of our first and second gingerbread days tomorrow! πŸ™‚

Don’t forget that TPT is all on sale until midnight tonight! πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚

Gingerbread Man Ten Frame

I’ve just uploaded a new activity for the ten frame incorporating the gingerbread man to my Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s store!Β  It’s a 10 page activity that comes with everything you need; recording sheets, manipulatives, and playing cards.Β  Click the picture below to check it out for yourself!


Kristen πŸ™‚

The Gingerbread Man

It’s finally done!!Β  Not Thanksgiving Break!Β  My Gingerbread Man Unit!!Β  I’ve been working on it here and there over Thanksgiving Break and I’ve finally finished it!Β  122 pages of Gingerbread goodness!

Join the gingerbread man as he travels around the world to learn about customs and celebrations from around the globe!Β  This unit is designed to last 20 days and incorporates literacy, social studies, writing, and math!Β  There are letters from each country, retelling props, venn diagrams, graphing cards, bulletin board headers, crafts, activities, loads of stuff!!Β  All you have to do is add some books and supplies and you’re off!!


It’s for sale right now on my Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s store…and starting on Monday, there is a cyber Monday/Tuesday sale happening!!Β  The entire site is 28% off!! I’ll be participating and adding a little bit extra off your purchases in my store!!Β  Just use the code CMT12 at checkout to get the discount!Β  Click the picture above to go there now!! πŸ˜‰

Kristen πŸ™‚

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